Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Thursday, April 28, 2016


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56 degrees this morning and cloudy when I left on my walk.

I walked the Farm Loop.  None of the cows on the dairy farm up ahead there on the right were out in the field.  Haven't seen those cows for quite a while now.  The chickens were out running around though as well as the barn cats.

Didn't see anyone at all out along the Farm Loop, not even any cars. 

 I thought this phlox looked so pretty growing along the road here on both sides of someones driveway. 

Once I got back to town I walked around the ball park loop and took a quick loop through town before arriving back home.  Half way along my walk I felt the first drops of rain and by the time I got home it was raining pretty hard and I was pretty wet by the time I got in the house.  At least it wasn't cold out. 

Walked 6.2 miles.
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During my walk I got a text from our son David saying he was about an hour away and would be stopping by so when I got home from my walk he was already there. : )  He's staying for the day and night and will leave in the morning continuing on to NJ.

I'm still have more cookies to bake for the new church that is getting started in WV that I've mentioned before and today I baked some Welsh Cookies for them.  I'm baking 5 different kinds of cookies.  Thought an assortment would be nice and cookies travel well. Four kinds so far so just have to bake one more batch.   Don't need them till May 9.  Nice that cookies freeze well too.

Ken and David went up to Happy Trails and then took some trees to a friend of a friend who has a saw mill.  The trees have been sitting in the trailer in our driveway (the trees Ken picked up from church that were cut down) for a few weeks now.  At the saw mill they will be cut into slab wood which we will use for siding on our cabin at Happy Trails.

Never did get to mow the lawn yesterday and today is no better, grass still too wet.  Hopefully tomorrow. 
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
"How old would  you be
if you didn't know how old you were?" 
~ Satchel Paige
Comment Replies:
Eileen - Yes, that is phlox in yesterday's picture at the cemetery.

Sharon - Thanks, nice to have you as a follower. : )

Jedidja - Yes, the cookies are easy to make.  I know I've shared the recipe on my blog before but I can't seem to find it now to send you the link.  If I can't find the link I'll post the recipe again tomorrow.


  1. A happy day to you and warm greetings too!

  2. Did not know you had a son. Bet you were glad to see him. The Phlox is so pretty. I've never had any luck growing that kind. Your pictures are always so pretty!

  3. Always fun to have a surprise visit from your son. I hope that he gets some cookies and I am certain that he will. What a big help to Ken, too, with the trees. That phlox is gorgeous. I hope that mine will someday look half so impressive. It will be awhile, though, before it is blooming at all. You're still ahead of us!

  4. How nice to have a son visit!
    We are having April showers, too.

  5. I love that Phlox,it adds such beauty to the landscape.

  6. That phlox is beautiful! So glad you're back to blogging about your walks! Enjoy your time with your son.

  7. I love that golden opening in the clouds in your first photo! The phlox is so cheerful along the roadside! Happy baking and have a nice visit with your son who has the same name as my son!

  8. Hello, love the view of the sky, road and farm and the pretty phlox. It is nice to have your son visiting. Our weather is still rainy and chilly, it does not feel like spring. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  9. Glad you're back, and thanks for the comments.

  10. Those phlox are wonderful. Have a great time catching up with your son. I'm sure Ken and David have made sure your biscuits are delicious!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  11. How great that your son David was able to spend some time with you. The scenery you see during your walk is so pretty! What a lovely way to start your day. The WV church is sure going to love your cookies. Have a great weekend.

  12. Perhaps they're all out of milk?

  13. I love your blog and since you said you missed mine, I decided to come back! Here it is http://sunflowerdaysinthehillcountry.blogspot.com/
    Hope you will come visit! Love, Pam

  14. Just love the way the light shines through in your first photo.
    Don't the phlox look pretty - a lovely colour.

    So nice that David is with you a short while too ...

    All the best Jan


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